Michael Stipe has some extra time on his hands now that R.E.M. are done, and he certainly loves the spotlight. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if he couldn't resist using the opportunity to express his rather left-leaning political views to a national audience -- views which we're guessing may clash a bit with 'Voice' judge Blake Shelton's own “representing country values” agenda. If nothing else, it would make for some entertaining TV.